Los Angeles, CA
The Industry, LA’s artist-driven experimental opera company, is seeking a highly motivated independent Artist Liaison for an upcoming production Galileo. This is the opportunity to join the production team that creates the most innovative cultural experiences in Los Angeles working with one of the most important emerging artists in the country.
As Artist Liaison, you will be responsible for assisting the artist in the organization and creation of the stage/sculptures over the course of 1½ years of production.
To do this job you need great creative problem solving and trouble- shooting skills, organizational skills, and are able to work under pressure in a fast-paced shifting environment.
- Managing necessary production paperwork (calendar, timeline, contracts, budget) related to the production
- Serving as liaison between the artist and The Industry and vendors on all logistical matters, including communication between artistic and technical sides, and overseeing all production
- Organizing and attending production meetings, production related conference calls
Qualifications & Skills
- Production experience with live events and/or sculptural production
- Knowledge of sculptural fabrication processes. An emphasis on metal would be an asset.
- Knowledge of Rhino 3D, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe photoshop
- Ability to work well as part of local and remote teams and also on your own initiative
- Ability to compose grammatically correct professional correspondence, and respond to emails in a timely manner
- Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
- Ability to think and work independently
- Must possess a valid driver’s license; have and continue to maintain a safe driving record
About The Industry
Founded in 2010 by director Yuval Sharon, The Industry creates experimental productions that expand the traditional definition of opera. By merging media and through interdisciplinary collaborations, we produce works that inspire new audiences for the art form. Our last major production, the widely acclaimed Hopscotch, was the world’s first mobile opera. It took place in limousines zigzagging around Los Angeles and at secret historic sites.
By Bertolt Brecht
Adapted and directed by Yuval Sharon
Music by Andy Akiho (The Industry Commission)
Sculpture and Production Design by Liz Glynn
Co-production with the City of Santa Monica, The Actor’s Gang, and LA
Performed around an enormous bonfire on the beach of Santa Monica, this large-scale collaboration will bring Brecht’s searing play to life as an anarchic celebration of the triumph of freethinking over authority. Galileo is a large-scale collaboration with contributions by composer Andy Akiho, artist Liz Glynn, The Actor’s Gang and LA Dance Project. Harnessing the elemental power of fire against the backdrop of a limitless horizon, this production viscerally embodies the core ideas of the play and offers a radical new exploration of Brecht’s influential theories of performance.
About Liz Glynn
Glynn will work with a pyrotechnics expert to design and create a monumental sculpture that will be set ablaze for each performance as well as a functioning stage areas for performers. Glynn has responded enthusiastically to the history, themes and is very excited to work on this large “earth scale” to create sculpture in the theatre context.
Liz Glynn creates sculptures, large-scale installations, and performances drawing upon epic historical narratives, architecture, and cultural artifacts. Her practice seeks to embody dynamic cycles of growth and decay by evidencing process, encouraging participation, and inciting future action. Many of her installations encourage participation or other engagement from her audiences. Examples include performative installations like III, a pyramid constructed of shipping pallets where an invited audience participated in nine curated performances; and On the Destruction of the Crystal Palace (Museum on Fire), an installation of a structural fire staged at MOCA, Los Angeles.
The Artist Liaison will be integral to the production’s success. We are
looking for a 1½ year commitment to the position.
Email and meetings: June 2016 – August 2017
Build and Fabrication: March – May 2017
Onsite production: September – October 2017
Performance dates: October 6-8, 2017
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org